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June 28th 2024

P.A.W.S by Sam Smith
Congratulations to this week's PAWS ticket winner Penny Eckford!
Congratulations to last month's PAWS ticket winner Haruto Hamazaki! 
Happiest Summer Parents and Guardians,
 
As the school year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to each of you. It has been a wonderful year, filled with growth, learning, and countless memorable moments. Being a part of this incredible community has been a true privilege, and I am deeply thankful for the trust you have placed in us to educate and care for your precious children. Your support and involvement have played a vital role in creating a nurturing and enriching environment for our students.
 
From volunteering in classrooms to participating in school events, your dedication and enthusiasm have made a significant impact. We are truly fortunate to have such an engaged and supportive group of parents.
Watching our students grow, learn, and thrive has been the highlight of my year. Their curiosity, creativity, and resilience inspire us every day. It is an honor to be a part of their educational journey and to witness their achievements. 
 
Thank you once again for being such an integral part of our school community. Wishing you and your families a joyful and restful summer break.

 

Chen kw'enmantúmi     Kúkwstum̓ckacw     Merci    Cheers   Thank you

K-M Lowe

Principal (she/her)

Myrtle Philip Community School

Sea to Sky School District No.48

 

School Supplies

Starting next year, teachers order their own school supplies for their classes. Families no longer need to order school supplies, but we do ask that you pay the fee online when the item becomes available on SchoolCash Online. You do not need to pay this fee until the last week of August! More info can be found here: https://www.sd48myrtlephilip.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1094354&type=d&pREC_ID=1369367

 

Bus Registration

Families must register for use of the school bus each year. Bus registration is now open and closes on July 31st. Further information on how to register can be found on this webpage.  

 

School Registration

If anyone in the community is looking to register their child for school – either here at Myrtle Philip or at a different school in the district – they must now use the online webform until schools re-open on August 26th.

 

First Day of School 2024-2025

The first day back is Tuesday Sept 3rd for one hour only from 8:30-9:30am. Students will go to their previous (this year’s) classrooms.

 

All of this information can also be found on our school website. Please continue to check it and the School District No. 48 website for any updates.

 

Class Placement

The first week of school students will be back with their previous year's teacher. Students who are new to the school will be placed in a classroom with students the same age as them for this first week back. Class placement for all students (K-7) will be announced on Friday September 6th. 

 

We’ll see you in September. 

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Bikes On School Grounds
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Here at Myrtle Philip we have a few rules regarding bikes on school property. These rules are intended to keep our students safe while on school grounds. All adults and children on school property during school time as well as during drop off and pick up must follow these following safety rules. 
 
All on duty staff will be expected to enforce these rules and it is expected that they be spoken to in a respectful manner when doing so. 
 
These rules are in place for all types of bikes at all times of the year. Types of bikes may include, but are not limited to standard bikes, e-bikes, bikes with chariots, skateboards, scooters, and anything else that may resemble a bike in any capacity. 
 
  1. Bikes MUST be walked at all times on school property, with the exception of the actual roadways in the parking lot and bike loop. There should never be anyone riding any sort of bike on a sidewalk, a walkway or a crosswalk for any reason. Bikes should be dismounted from at the bottom of the Valley Trail hill (in the parking lot area), and before the green garbage can in the bus loop area. 
  2. Bikes on the roadways MUST follow traffic laws and the flow of traffic. The bus loop must be entered on the same side a car would enter and ridden through in the same direction a car would go, and the parking lot should be ridden through in the same direction as cars drive.
  3. If a staff member asks you to dismount from your bike for any reason that staff member must be treated in a respectful manner and the direction must be followed.  
It is important that these rules be consistently followed in order to be permitted to continue riding a bike on school property. 
 

 

 

FEEDING FUTURES FUND

 

We would like to update you on the grant from the Ministry of Education and Childcare to make back-to-school more affordable for students and their families struggling with rising costs of living due to global inflation. We are mindful that many families in our community are struggling with the increased cost of living. We want every family to know that they are eligible for financial assistance through the Student & Family Affordability fund, no questions asked.

 

This one-time funding support (this year) will be allocated towards school-related expenses, including:

  1. School supplies
  2. Field Trip funds
  3. Family food security
  4. Hot lunch
  5. Basic necessities
  6. Clothing/footwear
  7. Other necessities

The funds will be available through gift cards from Nesters for foods and other supplies. We will also continue to support anyone who requires assistance with paying to participate in our hot lunch program. If you require support in one of the other above areas, feel free to inquire and we will do our best to accommodate on a case-by-case basis. 

 

If you would like to access the affordability fund, please let the office know by email to myself at [email protected] & share what you may need support for from the above list. Please be patient while we organize getting these gift cards and a system in place to support our families. If for whatever reason you have not heard back from me within a week, please re-send just in case it was missed. We don’t want any barriers for you to receive this support.

 

The School District is happy to announce that they are also partnering with local food banks to specifically support school food programs.  At Myrtle Philip we receive lunch items weekly from Whistler Community Services Society.  Thank you to the volunteers who make this program possible. 

 

!!PARKING!!
Dropping off and picking up our children from school can be a stressful time. It is important that we make sure that they are getting to where they need to go safely. Here are the following parking guidelines for drop off and pick up. 
  1. When dropping off or picking up in the bus loop parents must remain IN THEIR CARS at all times. This means no helping little ones with seatbelts, backpacks, or walking them to their classrooms. It is integral for safety that while in the bus loop the driver is always in the vehicle and behind the wheel. 
  2. Parking in the bus loop is also prohibited. This is a quick drop off or pick up area. If you need to park please continue to the parking lot to do so. 
  3. Children are walking through the parking lot all the time, please slow down to ensure safety.